NY-Penn All-Star rosters packed with picks

North features Tigers' Alexander, Smith; Yankees' Jackson on South

Connecticut's Tyler Alexander has a 0.82 ERA in his first seven starts as a professional. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson / MiLB.com | August 8, 2015 7:08 PM

With the 2015 First-Year Player Draft just a few weeks in the rearview mirror, plenty of selectees already are well on the way to making names for themselves with standout performances in the New York-Penn League. 

The Class A Short Season circuit's All-Star Game rosters were announced Saturday, and the teams feature no fewer than 22 selectees from the Draft -- 10 on the North squad and 12 on the South. One international player, Orioles shortstop prospect Ricardo Andujar, made the South team in his first season in the United States.

The New York-Penn League midseason classic will be played on Aug. 18 at Aberdeen's Ripken Stadium.

Connecticut Tigers duo Tyler Alexander (second round) and Drew Smith (third round) are the highest picks selected for the North, while Yankees outfield prospect Jhalan Jackson (seventh round) is the top pick on the South side. 

The Williamsport Crosscutters, who have a six-game lead atop the Pinckney Division, are sending a league-best eight players to the All-Star Game, while Connecticut and Tri-City boast seven All-Stars apiece.

The Lowell Spinners staff of manager Joe Oliver, coach Luke Morton, pitching coach Lance Carter and hitting coach Iggy Suarez will be in the North dugout. The South squad will be led by manager Luis Pujols, coach Shawn McGill, pitching coach Justin Lord and hitting coach Calvin Pickering of the host IronBirds. 

Here are the complete New York-Penn League North and South All-Star rosters:

North
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
PITCHERS
Tyler Alexander LHP Connecticut DET
Nestor Bautista LHP Batavia MIA
Steven Farnworth RHP Batavia MIA
Edwar Garcia RHP Lowell BOS
Jordan Halloway RHP Batavia MIA
Roel Ramirez RHP Hudson Valley TB
Drew Smith RHP Connecticut DET
Spenser Watkins RHP Connecticut DET
Alex Winkelman LHP Tri-City HOU
Angel Yepez RHP Hudson Valley TB
CATCHERS
Will Allen C Connecticut DET
Nick Collins C Vermont OAK
INFIELDERS
Victor Acosta 3B Lowell BOS
Jake Cronenworth 2B Hudson Valley TB
Chad De La Guerra 2B Lowell BOS
Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Auburn WAS
Brad Haynal 1B Batavia MIA
Josh Ockimey 1B Lowell BOS
Anfernee Seymour SS Batavia MIA
Bobby Wernes 3B Tri-City HOU
OUTFIELDERS
Seth Brown OF Vermont OAK
Stone Garrett OF Batavia MIA
Cade Gotta OF Hudson Valley TB
Joe McCarthy OF Hudson Valley TB
Victor Padron OF Connecticut DET
Pat Porter OF Tri-City HOU
DESIGNATED HITTERS
Luis Alexander Basabe DH Lowell BOS
Dexture McCall DH Tri-City HOU
South
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
PITCHERS
Dario Agrazal RHP West Virginia PIT
Gaby Almonte RHP Brooklyn NYM
Alejandro Arteaga RHP Williamsport PHI
Landon Beck RHP State College STL
Luis Cedeno RHP Staten Island NYY
Mitch Gueller RHP Williamsport PHI
Ryan Meisinger RHP Aberdeen BAL
Alex Palsha RHP Brooklyn NYM
Juan Perez RHP State College STL
Robert Tasin RHP Williamsport PHI
CATCHERS      
Austin Bossart C Williamsport PHI
Daniel Salters C Mahoning Valley CLE
INFIELDERS      
Ricardo Andujar SS Aberdeen BAL
Daniel Arribas 3B West Virginia PIT
Casey Grayson 1B State College STL
Brendon Hayden 1B Williamsport PHI
Leobaldo Pina SS State College STL
Vincent Siena 2B Brooklyn NYM
Josh Tobias 2B Williamsport PHI
Nathan Winfrey 3B Mahoning Valley CLE
OUTFIELDERS      
Zachary Coppola OF Williamsport PHI
Logan Hill OF West Virginia PIT
Jhalan Jackson OF Staten Island NYY
Ty Moore OF West Virginia PIT
Michael Pritchard OF State College STL
Junior Valera OF Staten Island NYY
DESIGNATED HITTERS
Thairo Estrada DH Staten Island NYY
Mark Laird DH Williamsport PHI

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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